About Us

The Self Care Decisions team has worked together for nearly 10 years – creating effective software platforms to deliver useful decision-support content and patient education to consumers.

In 2010, Self Care Decisions launched our first mobile app – SymptomMD. It was the first consumer symptom-checking application on the app marketplace.  A pediatric version, Pediatric SymptomMD, followed on its heels. Within months, we received requests from several Children’s Hospitals and the American Academy of Pediatrics to create similar white-labeled apps, branded with their organizations’ logo, color palette and calls to action. As these apps grew in popularity, the word spread. In the following years, we developed many more apps and added greater functionality with each build.

We saw the opportunity to expand beyond our symptom-checking base, but didn’t want to become a development-shop for hire. It’s only with focus that a company builds expertise and sustainability. To keep up with the demand for mobile and website apps, we created two platforms:

  • CareCatalyst platform for native mobile apps. After 18 months in the making, the platform manages all aspects of mobile app design, from the main menu to location and service contact screens.
  • AppFactory for mobile-first, website applications. The platform supports each step of applying your brand and then mapping each clinical outcome to your facilities and services. Most web applications can be implemented in 30 to 60 minutes. The display is built for the smallest screens first, so it shows beautifully on mobile devices, tablets and desktops.

So, we’re busily at work, supporting our existing clients and delivering solutions which guide patients and consumers to the right care at the right time. We’ll partner with you to map the “right care” to your organization’s assets: physicians, portals, scheduling options, telemedicine service and facilities (walk-in clinics, urgent care centers, ERs and labor and delivery).

If your organization is looking for ways to attract new business, support your customers’ healthcare decisions and guide connections to your facilities and services, consider our solutions. We’ll help you design and deliver valuable tools to engage patients and track conversions.

Every parent or caretaker needs this app! I discovered it after Dr Google failed to give me viable home care advice for my 10 month old. So easy to use and, since it came from my Children's hospital, I felt comfortable with the advice given.

Happy Parent, regarding Kid Care - from St. Louis Children’s Hospital

"As consumers obsess with mobile devices, engage them with health apps."

Healthcare IT News, September 2017

“You guys are awesome and we are so thankful to have you as our partners!"

Evie Ranslem-Parsons / Director of Public Relations, Sidney Regional Medical Center, Sidney, NE

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